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All-American Muslim on TLC


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#1 OFFLINE   pablo

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Posted 13 November 2011 - 04:09 PM

http://tlc.howstuffw...american-muslim

Premieres Nov. 13 @ 10/9c

All-American Muslim takes a look at life in Dearborn, Michigan--home to the largest mosque in the United States--through the lens of five Muslim American families.

Each episode offers an intimate look at the customs and celebrations, misconceptions and conflicts these families face outside and within their own community.


http://www.npr.org/b...ferent-families

There was a time before Jersey Shore, before Toddlers & Tiaras, before Dance Moms, when it seemed like unscripted television might be used for good. It goes all the way back to the time when the Louds were profiled on PBS's An American Family, but more recently when Pedro Zamora died of AIDS the day after the airing of his last episode of MTV's The Real World. Television is powerful, and while that's most often said with a shake of the head, now and then, it can be said with some satisfaction, and that's the way it feels to watch TLC's All-American Muslim.



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Posted 13 November 2011 - 05:00 PM

I've seen a lot of promos for this, and that woman that says "to educate people like you" really turns my stomach. For one, it's a racist comment. Two, I'm not alone when i say that I couldn't give 2 quick squirts about Muslims.

I'd be really happy if Muslims just went about being Muslim and stopped trying to make me and everyone else understand them.

I won't be watching.

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Posted 13 November 2011 - 05:04 PM

I'd be really happy if Muslims just went about being Muslim and stopped trying to make me and everyone else understand them.


Funny, I feel the same way about Christians.

It could be an interesting watch, but I won't be recording it. Perhaps if I catch it while it's on I'll see if it's any good.

As a rule, however, I tend to shy away from any "Reality" show. Be it about snobby young men and women in Jersey, Toddlers, Trucks, Tattoos, Motorcycles, Fish, etc. I believe this show is also included in the list.
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Posted 13 November 2011 - 05:08 PM

Hopefully, the show will open some people's eyes about Muslims in America. Our country is all about religious freedom and Muslims are often misunderstood, especially after 9-11. Having a couple Muslim friends in college, including a fraternity brother, it's amazing how much persecution they endure just because of their beliefs.

I recommend, to others who maybe interested, to check out the movie 'Mooz-Lum' on Netflix or Starz. It's written and directed by another fraternity brother, Qasim Basir, about his experience.

Edited by sigma1914, 13 November 2011 - 05:14 PM.

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Posted 13 November 2011 - 05:38 PM

Mooz-Lum was a good movie. This is no in-depth documentary on the American Muslim community of course, but should be fun. And I never watch reality TV, but set this one to record.

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Posted 13 November 2011 - 05:46 PM

I've seen a lot of promos for this, and that woman that says "to educate people like you" really turns my stomach. For one, it's a racist comment. Two, I'm not alone when i say that I couldn't give 2 quick squirts about Muslims.

I'd be really happy if Muslims just went about being Muslim and stopped trying to make me and everyone else understand them.

I won't be watching.



And there, in a nutshell, is why so many people the world over dis-like Americans.
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Posted 13 November 2011 - 06:58 PM

I've seen a lot of promos for this, and that woman that says "to educate people like you" really turns my stomach. For one, it's a racist comment. Two, I'm not alone when i say that I couldn't give 2 quick squirts about Muslims.

I'd be really happy if Muslims just went about being Muslim and stopped trying to make me and everyone else understand them.

I won't be watching.


Complaining about something being racist wrapped in an extremely prejudiced comment loses all credibility. :nono2:

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Posted 13 November 2011 - 07:06 PM

And there, in a nutshell, is why so many people the world over dis-like Americans.


Why? Because I want them to be free to be who they are without having to spend time trying to understand their faith?

My Neighbor is a Methodist. It doesn't hinder our relationship in the least because he goes about his life and I go about mine.

Muslims in this country should be free to practice their religion and live their lives as they see fit. I shouldn't have to adjust my life to accommodate theirs. If I'm a racist, so be it.

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Posted 13 November 2011 - 07:13 PM

I'll watch it. I always find learning new things interesting. Hopefully this show will be interesting.

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Posted 13 November 2011 - 07:52 PM

Why? Because I want them to be free to be who they are without having to spend time trying to understand their faith?

My Neighbor is a Methodist. It doesn't hinder our relationship in the least because he goes about his life and I go about mine.

Muslims in this country should be free to practice their religion and live their lives as they see fit. I shouldn't have to adjust my life to accommodate theirs. If I'm a racist, so be it.


The reason your neighbor can go about his life is because there aren't racists preventing it, like there are with Muslims. Muslims often don't have that option. Don't you think they'd prefet to be left alone to practice their beliefs in peace?

So many people forget that Muslim is a religion, not a race.

It's amazing that when a terrorist is Muslim, that's all that is talked about. But when it is a white Christian from Norway, religion is never mentioned.

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Posted 13 November 2011 - 07:57 PM

If some muslim wants to speak his mind and "educate people like us" what's wrong with dualsub2006 speaking his mind?

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Posted 14 November 2011 - 12:03 AM

Not bad. I'll watch it next week.

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Posted 14 November 2011 - 12:54 AM

The reason your neighbor can go about his life is because there aren't racists preventing it, like there are with Muslims. Muslims often don't have that option. Don't you think they'd prefet to be left alone to practice their beliefs in peace?.

I actually never said that his whole life is peaceful, just his relationship with me. I've never asked about other's reactions to the color of his skin. I feel it's none of my business.

And I do think that Muslims want to be left alone, that's why I don't bother them. Or the Methodists or the Catholics or the Baptists or anyone else.

So, we agree. Muslims want to be left alone and should be left alone. Not too sure that this show is really gonna help further that goal.

We'll see though, maybe I'm wrong. My daughter used the awesome D* remote scheduling app from school to record it. Maybe I'll watch it with her.

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Posted 14 November 2011 - 08:08 AM

If some muslim wants to speak his mind and "educate people like us" what's wrong with dualsub2006 speaking his mind?


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Posted 14 November 2011 - 10:59 AM

Each and every day military members die fighting so YOU can live freely,


What they're doing over there has nothing at all to do with anybody over here living free. It's all about money and filling the coffers of the defense contractors.
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Posted 14 November 2011 - 11:39 AM

Wow there seems to be a lot of animosity here as I seem to be the only one posting about the show.

It anything, this animosity definitely proves the show is needed.

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Posted 14 November 2011 - 01:36 PM

The first episodes recorded at midnight last night (too many conflicts as it is on Sunday night). Will watch later. Sounds like people are commenting here without having seen it.

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Posted 14 November 2011 - 02:08 PM

I have no fundamental problem with a show like this...

...but can you imagine a show dedicated to dispelling misconceptions about Christianity? On a mainstream cable channel? A show that non-Christians might call "eye-opening" or "interesting"?

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Posted 14 November 2011 - 02:13 PM

I have no fundamental problem with a show like this...

...but can you imagine a show dedicated to dispelling misconceptions about Christianity? On a mainstream cable channel? A show that non-Christians might call "eye-opening" or "interesting"?


Like "19 Kids and Counting?"
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Posted 14 November 2011 - 02:23 PM

TV is full of those kind of shows.
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